The 5 best refreshing mocktails you should drink this summer
Here we show the best five recipes of alcohol-free cocktails to enjoy the summer in a healthier way and why not, more original.
Drinking moderately will always come into the tips for tasting cocktails regardless of the season. But it is also possible to taste leaving alcohol aside. The trend towards non-alcoholic cocktails is increasing and bar menus are spreading to appreciate drinks in a different way.
1. Lime and elderberry cocktail
20 ml lime juice
100 ml water
40 ml elderberry
8 basil leaves
3 tablespoons crushed ice
Add the basil and elderberry in a cocktail shaker, or in a pot of jam. Crush the basil with the help of a pestle to release the aromas of the plant. Then, add the lime juice, water and a little cinnamon carefully. Close the shaker or pot and shake vigorously. Pour the mixture into the cocktail glass through a sieve and add ice. Decorate with a cinnamon stick and a small slice of linen.
2. Alcohol-free Moscow Mule
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125 ml of ginger beer
40 ml fresh lime juice
40 ml of Canada Dry or Schweppes
Mix the ingredients in a cup of copper, with ice in 3/4 of the glass. Stir and decorate with a slice of lime.
3. Alcohol-free mimosa
Ingredients (2 glasses)
Chopped ice cream
120 ml fresh orange juice
500 ml of carbonated water
1 piece of ginger (5 cm) cut into pieces
1 clementine, peeled and cut into wedges
Mix the ice and orange juice. Add sparkling water and decorate with fresh ginger, rosemary and clementine wedges.
4. Mocktail Lime Rickey
60 ml fresh lime juice
30 ml Simple syrup
90 ml of Carbonated water
Mix the lime juice and simple syrup in a pitcher. Fill your glass with ice cubes. Add the juice and syrup mixture into the glass and finish with soda water. Mix everything with a swizzle stick or a bar spoon. Finally, decorate with the lime wedges.
5. Virgin Piña Colada
Ingredients (for 3-4 people)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened frozen pineapple chunks
1/4 cup ice
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
Optional: 1 to 3 teaspoons brown sugar
Fresh pineapple and maraschino cherry segments
Add pineapple pieces and ice to the bottom of a blender. Add pineapple juice and coconut milk on top. If you use the sugar, add it. Puree until smooth. Do not hesitate to try to rectify the sweet. Add it to your glass or glass and decorate with the pineapple and cherry. Add an umbrella for a more tropical touch 😉
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.